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Kladissos Beach

Crete  >  Greece

Kladissos Beach area consists of dunes, scrubland and an inlet which runs into the sea, bringing water from the mountains in spring.

Added by Martin Roper

Description

The Kladissos Beach area has multiple habitats which are great for birding. The sea, river, scrubs and reedbeds make the area a good spot for a variety of bird species, including Yellow-legged Gull, herons, Glossy Ibis, Northern Wheatear, shrikes, warblers, wagtails, Bearded Tit, waders, pipites, swallows, swift and raptors.

Details

Access

Access by car approx. 2 km west of Chania on the PEO Kissamou Chanion road, follow the signs to Kladissos beach and park at the end of the road next to the sea. Walk towards the inlet at the far end of the beach. This whole area is fantastic for birds! At the inlet there is an open waste ground and a small wall next to the river, which provides the best spot of the area.

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes, Beach, Reedbeds, Dunes, City/village

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

Spring

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Autumn migration

Route

Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

You can follow the inlet upstream for about a kilometer. This can also be very productive for birds.

Birdingplaces Near

Lake Agia.

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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